The $18.5 million parking structures that we bought for C.E. at crippling cost to the city.
SAVE THE CITY OF JACKSON - REPLACE THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE ALLOWED THE CITY MANAGER
TO TRAVEL HIS CHOSEN PATH WITHOUT REGARDS FOR THE CITY AND ITS CITIZENS.
VOTERS ELECTED A NEW MAYOR AND 4TH WARD COUNCILPERSON.
VOTERS RECALLED DEREK DOBIES THROUGH A RECALL PETITION DRIVE BUT THAT IS NOT ENOUGH.
TWO TARGETS REMAIN: FROUNFELKER AND GREER
This page looks very busy with all the links. Rest assured that the information
contained herein and updated frequently is worth the read.
The city failed to produce a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) as required by statute until late
2015 in response to vocal criticism from this site and numerous citizens.
The final product, rushed out before the November election
contained serious errors as a result of this attempted deception.The 2010 Comprehensive Plan
developed by the planning commission included an
describing the City of Jackson CIP. This is contrary to the claim of the city that the
requirement came into existence after the city Master Plan. This Comprehensive Plan CIP
was never implemented in 2010 as required and we went forward with unplanned projects
popping up on the whim of the city manager such as the Dig Downtown
project which is depleting the balance in the Water/Sewer and Street funds intended for
citywide infrastructure development and maintenance.
We now have a mayor and a few council persons who are familiar with an understand the requirements
of sound fiscal ,management. Unfortunately Dobies was reelected with the help of outside political
operatives from Ann Arbor and generous contributions form labor unions.
We won't forget the contributions to Dobies from political parties, the Chamber of Commerce and
various downtown business owners thrilled at the proposition that they were exempt from sewer,
water and road assessments for the Downtown Dig. We taxpayers in the rest of the city paid while these
folks enjoy the benefits thank to people like Dobies, Greer and Burtch.
Say NO to irresponsible politicians who have no self control when it comes to "free" money.
We need to take Frounfelker out at the next election and Greer out by April 1.
More misplaced priorities. Next time your kids want to go swimming, explain how Dobies moved the
council to put his pet project "Disk Golf" over something that would benefit families and kids alike.
Proudly posted on the city website.
Ella Sharp Pool set demolished.
After nearly 40 years, the Ella Sharp Pool facility is slated for demolition between Aug. 28 and Sept. 4.
Disc Golf Coming to Jackson!
The City of Jackson today announced a new partnership with the Kiwanis Foundation of Jackson to fund the
construction of the City of Jackson's first disc golf course to be located in Ella Sharp Park.
Dobies think "young professionals" will move to Jackson because of a Disc Golf Course. hat a fool.
Passage of an "Open Data" ordinance
to try to thwart the ability of citizens to get information through the FOIA.
99% of FOIA requests will not be addressed by the Open Data portal.
This is a program to avoid real transparency proposed by Dobies.
Burtch never showing any concern over
spending taxpayer dollars on schemes to get face time for Dobies nor for creating a new position
called Public Information Officer (PIO) for Will Forgrave to fill and comment on MLive at a cost of
$55,000 of your hard earned money. See his comments in above linked article. Will the shill earned his
position with the city by defending the city against critical comments for years.
The city now has a Rumor Control web page where Forgrave posts misleading information to try to
discredit critical news sources.
Candidates are lining to oust those taking Jackson down the wrong path. We will need help
handing out literature and campaigning for those who will implement
the positive changes needed.
Help save Jackson by volunteering your time and effort.